Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Exploring Greece

When starting a new country, I like to brainstorm what comes immediately to mind when thinking of that country. It turns out, not as much as I would have expected for Greece.

Our city has an annual greek festival, which was an incentive to choose Greece - it's nice when virtual has a degree of first hand experience with that culture. I am also relieved that there are so many greek restaurants in the city, which is not always the case. Though cooking the traditional fares is as much part of the experience as tasting them, it is nice to get a break and let a professional do it :)

Preliminary internet search comes up with much more information about Ancient Greece. History is an important aspect of what shapes a culture, but I don't want to focus solely on history. In this case, I wonder if it will be difficult finding the right balance between past and present.

A new year begins, and as they say in Greece:

Eftikismenos o kenourisos kronos!
(Happy New Year!)

Wordle: Greece

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